This book is designed to serve as a core text for advanced and graduate students and researchers alike. Each chapter reviews the literature and current research related to its topic as well as providing suggestions for practice for psychoeducational, counseling, and therapy groups based on the review. Major topics in the field of groups are included: history, best practices, settings, groups across the lifespan, special topics, multicultural groups, as well as critical issues and emerging themes in group counseling and psychotherapy. Key features include: • Integration of current research and practice • Includes psychoeducational, counseling, and therapy groups for all topics New to this edition: 2-3 new chapters on cutting edge themes Thoroughly updated research more pedagogical elements (discussion questions, activities, resources, case examples, key terms, etc.) Reorganization based on reviews Test bank and powerpoints.

Chapter 6: Guidelines for Ethical and Legal Practice in Counseling and Psychotherapy Groups

Guidelines for Ethical and Legal Practice in Counseling and Psychotherapy Groups

Guidelines for ethical and legal practice in counseling and psychotherapy groups
Lynn S. Rapin

Key ethical issues cited in group literature since 1980 include member screening and orientation, voluntary and involuntary membership, group facilitator preparation and behaviors, protection of members, informed consent, confidentiality within groups, and dual relationships (Capuzzi & Muffett, 1980; Corey, Corey, & Callanan, 2003; Fallon, 2006; Lakin, 1994; Lasky & Riva, 2006; Paradise & Siegelwaks, 1982; Posthuma, 2002). Issues of multiculturalism and diversity (Corey et al., 2003; Posthuma, 2002) as well as the role of leader values (Corey et al., 2003) appear in more recent discussions of ethical behavior in groups. A special issue of the International Journal of Group Psychotherapy (2007) ...

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